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Thursday, 4 February 2010

Painting Rectangular Forms - Light, Shadow, Local Colour


Print of my painting, Covered Bridge and the print converted to a gray scale. See more reproductions at http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist. Zazzle.com has reduced shipping prices until Feb. 8 (see details). My original paintings are on sale at http://artbyarlenebabad.etsy.com.

The covered bridge is rectangular in form and the wedge on top is part of a rectangle. The wedge should not be considered a cone. The warm light is coming from the right. This plane of the rectangle is warm and light in value. The plane of the rectangle in shadow and the cast shadow are not seen; they are opposite the plane in sunlight. The plane of the covered bridge facing the viewer is the local colour. As I wrote, with rectangular forms, the abrupt changes in colour temperature and value at the edge of the planes in sunlight and local colour make this painting more dramatic (see my post of Feb. 3). I have seen artists use rectangle forms to make their painting more dramatic although the object’s form might have been cylindrical.

In August 2010 my paintings will be exhibited at the Art for All Canada’s Rainbow Gallery. The Gallery is at 80 Front St. East across the street from Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. You enter the Gallery through Rainbow Cinemas, Market Square. Viewing the exhibits is free. At the top of this site is a link to Art for All Canada’s Gallery. Gallery hours are from 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm daily. My exhibit will be installed the afternoon on Friday July 30, 2010 and ends the morning of Monday August 30th. http://www.artforallcanada.org.